Welcome to the second edition of 🦜 The Flyer 🦜 by Flying Colors
Each week we share original content written by the Flying Colors team, fascinating stories and tidbits from the world of birding, curated bird-related products we discover in our research and travels, epic bird photos taken by our community members, and more. We're happy to have you! If you'd rather view this newsletter in your web browser, click here.
Laughing Kookaburras are living the Gen Z dream: they’re TikTok famous. The @birdsofoz account posts videos of all the incredible Australian birds that visit the balcony of their home out in the Australian bush, Kookaburras prime among them. (You can also spot rosy Galahs, singing Magpies, and the brilliant Australian King Parrot.) Day after day the birds come to call, sing their songs, and even allow the recording human to place flowers atop their heads. It’s like a Snow White fantasy! @birdsofoz has 1.2 million followers, and people love these birds so much they regularly send along impressive fan art.
Fun fact:These large Kingfishers are known as Laughing Kookaburras because of the chuckle-like call they make at dawn and dusk. They also make a distinctive clacking nose with their beaks when they shake their heads back and forth.
Give a Hoot
Three birding bits you should know about this week.
👫 You’ve got a friend in me 10 things you can do for birds The Audubon Society’s simple yet effective list of ways you can make a difference for birds, and for the environment, including using pesticide-free products.
A Product We Love
Unique and worthy products from the wide world of birding you might enjoy.
Wingspan, a board game for bird lovers. Each player plays the role of a bird enthusiast trying to gather birds to your network of wildlife preserves. During the gentle and collaborative game you learn facts about 170 real birds from the card deck, and use multicolored tokens that look just like eggs. (Thanks to reader Sarah J for the suggestion!)$60
An amazing bird photo taken by one of our community members. Submit yours to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for an upcoming edition!
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